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Rescue dog reaches Instagram fame

Lu-Seal, a 9-year-old chihuahua, weighed 16 pounds before Pitt alumna Julia Morley started the canine on a weight loss program. (Photo via Instagram)

By Joanna Li | Staff Writer

January 11, 2018

Lu-Seal’s silver dog collar reads “Don’t feed me, I’m on a diet,” reminding her admirers of the long journey she has overcome to be healthy and happy — even if they have to say no to her puppy-dog eyes. As a 9-year-old abandoned chihuahua weighing a dangerously heavy 16 pounds, more than ...

Teaching Aiden to aid: student trains service dog

Aiden, an almost 4-month-old black lab, continues to work toward becoming a certified service dog. (Courtesy by Instagram account @Aiden_the_service_pup)

By Connor Wurst / For The Pitt News

October 19, 2017

Four legs, floppy ears and a wet nose don’t seem to be the usual description of someone who is equipped to help with disabilities, but in the case of Aiden the puppy, this description is just enough when paired with two years of training. Aiden, an almost 4-month-old black lab, is training with Emma Oa...

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